Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I'm Lucky

I've been feeling sorry for myself lately. How dare I?


My complaint My luck
My recovery is too slow. I can't walk yet. I will recover. I will walk again.
My job doesn't allow me to make a difference in kids' lives. I have a job - which makes a difference in my own kids' lives.
I work all the time. I am lucky to be working at all.
More moles need to be removed. Each removed mole decreases my chance of melanoma.
The IRS wants big chunks of the kids' college accounts. The kids have college accounts.
My medical bills are astronomical. They'd be way worse if I didn't have insurance.
I miss my mommy. I had a mommy for 47 years.
Kristin is on Hospice. In so many ways, she will never die. She IS love.
Will winter never end? Spring will be all the more beautiful!
No one reads my blog. I have a small but faithful following. :-)

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours!

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Margaret said...

This is very clever and I felt better reading it. I should do my own list!

Anonymous said...

This is great, and it makes me want to create one, too!

Anonymous said...

Hi. Just so you know, I visit your blog just about every day but I haven't commented lately. Just because you are lucky with a beautiful healthy family, an income, etc, doesn't mean you can't complain sometimes! Hope you're back on just your own two feet soon!

Blog Antagonist said...

I read you every day. I enjoy your blog becase it's not all about diapers, potty training, breastfeeding, etc. There's nothing wrong with writing about those things, they're just not part of my life experience any more. I look at your life as a preview of my own (except I have all boys) in many ways.

I'm sorry for not commenting more. I suck. :?(

susandennis said...

I am definitely faithful. I read every day. But, and you have no way really of knowing this, but I am not small. Not even close to small. So, if all you have is me, you have a VERY large faithful following.

And, since I'm not even the first to comment on this entry, we know you have more than me. :)

Anonymous said...

Love your list, Carol. I have done this mentally, but it's much more powerful when written. I read your blog every day--usually it's the last thing I do online before closing up my laptop for the night. You nearly always leave me thinking about something meaningful. Thank you for that. :-)


Betsy said...

I read you regularly too, although you might not know it because I use Bloglines to follow your posts. (as do 11 other people!)

I'd been meaning to leave you a comment lately to tell you how much I admire your optimism and positive attitude. You may not be feeling very positive at the moment, but in general I believe you are a very positive person. I especially loved this post.

Hang in there, Carol! Your leg is healing, spring is coming, and soon you'll have the mole fiesta behind you!


Anonymous said...

Nobody reads my blog - pfft! Whatever! I read, rarely comment but I read. I hope the snow goes away soon and you're feeling more upbeat. You need some chocolates? German stuff? You let me know :)

Anonymous said...

I read your blog daily. I love the list and am inspired to use it as a template when I'm feeling "grim about the mouth".

You inspire me in many, many ways.

And the IRS really wants part of the kids college money? What rat bastards!

Michelle said...

I read your blog. And I even like it. ;-)

Nice way to turn lemons into lemonade :D Hope your mood picks up soon - I think the winter wind down blahs are a factor. We need a blast of spring!

Goofball said...

I am tired, too busy and I have a sore throat

=> I have a job, challenges and if I take care of myself and go to bed early for a couple of days, I'll be feeling healthier and more energetic again

And never doubt that I am part of your faithful readers!

Scott said...

You'd be surprised just how many folks read your blog. I've been stopping by since last fall when I googled to see if Starbucks was selling their Pumpkin Spice latte yet - and up popped a hilarious picture of you pointing to a Starbucks menu board.

We're getting to that time of the year in Seattle where just about everyone has had it with the gray, dreary days. We only have to make it to August. :)


Anonymous said...

Good for you. You know I think sometimes that I have been so blessed. When the bad times hit, and sometimes they hit so hard...I will see someone on the street, a kid in a wheelchair, and think how lucky I am just for my crutches. Isn't that funny? Just for my crutches. People tell me I'm strong all the time, I don't believe them. I have myself firmly convinced that if people realized how lucky they are, it would be a completely different world.

I hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day. I had my glass of Guiness with dinner and went to bed early. :) I'm losing my Irishness to my thesis I swear. I'm glad that you found me, because I visit your blog daily now. I've been neglecting mine, but will get back to it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol,
I check in on your blog occasionally and read back to get caught up on you & your amazing family. I never comment, because there's usually some other person who's already made the clever remark & I figure "ditto" wouldn't add much to the convo! You ARE recovering; it just must seem like a snail's pace. And yeah, this winter has got to be the absolute most dreary we've EVER had. Maybe we're all just quietly hibernating until the gray skies are replaced by that mysterious bright element which starts with an S...hmmm, I forgot what it's called, and am left with only the vaguest recollection of what it looks like. On the bright side (ha ha), I think our dismal weather is a contributor to the many successful companies that started in the Northwest...what else is there to do but stay inside, drink our weight in coffee, and dream up stuff?


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